Katie Holmes Plays a Joke on Everyone

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Katie Holmes brought her designer Zac Posen to the Met Gala ball as her date for the evening. When you bring your designer as your plus-one, he is going to make damn sure you look stunning. The theme for the evening was "China: Through The Looking Glass."

But Katie Holmes had another trick up her sleeve for the evening -- a nifty trick indeed, since she went sleeveless for the evening.

Katie Holmes and hairstylist DJ Quintero plotted out a series of peeks at her look for the evening that got people talking well before she hit the red carpet at the event. The whole thing started with a pair of Instagram posts from Holes and Quintero that showed her about to get her hair chopped.

“Chop Chop! #MetGala #BTS BIG transformation,” Quintero's caption read.

Katie Holmes' caption simply said: "Dare me..... #metball"

It looked like Katie Holmes was all set to lose her long locks for the ball.

Chop Chop! #MetGala #BTS BIG transformation! @katieholmes212 @zac_posen @alternahaircare

A photo posted by djquintero (@djquintero) on

Dare me..... #metball @alternahaircare @olay @zac_posen @djquintero

A photo posted by Katie Holmes (@katieholmes212) on

But the pair went even further, posting a video that showed Holmes in silhouette with the gown and hair style that she would later have at the ball.

On way to the Metgala!!!!!!!

A video posted by Katie Holmes (@katieholmes212) on

And when Katie Holmes made her entrance, her hair and gown turned heads.

#metgala @zac_posen #chopard #rogervivier

A photo posted by Katie Holmes (@katieholmes212) on

The reaction was impressive. Entertainment Tonight declared that Katie Holmes "owns the bob. The bob is Katie's now."

But only later did the truth come out. Everyone had fallen for a ruse. The hairdo was a wig. Holmes' long, wavy locks were tucked safely underneath. Her style for the night was intended as an homage to Anna May Wong, a Chinese-American movie star.

Mike Tuttle

Google+ Writer for WebProNews.